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Old 01-29-2002, 12:30 PM   #1
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Gnome and X

how do i close the a visual desktop so only straight linux is running
Old 01-29-2002, 12:34 PM   #2
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If you mean 'how do I stop the X server from running, so that all I am given is the command prompt', then that is easy. Log in and press <CTRL>+<ALT>+<BACKSPACE>. If this doesn't work, then log in, open a terminal session and type init 3. This will close everything to do with X.

If you're running Mandy 8.1 and you want to stop X from starting, then you can run Mandrake Control Centre, go to the 'boot options' bit and unselect the 'start x on boot' option. There is a way to do this by editing a file, but I can't remember which file it is.
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Starting X

I am running mandy 8.1 and once i get X to not start at start up how o i get it to run once the command prompt is open?

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With the startx command.

Edit ~/.xinitrc to control what applications (and window manager) get loaded when you do that. There is an example file on my website.


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